‘Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji’: Misses The Mark?

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Saturday, January 29, 2011

MUMBAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- Madhur Bhandarkar directed romantic comedy ‘Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji’ has released in India and the response to the much awaited movie is at best mixed. This is the first time the ace director known for his award winning and realistic films like ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Page 3′ has delved into the realm of sex comedy. The film has an interesting cast comprising of talented actors like Ajay Devgan, Tisca Chopra and relatively newcomers like Shruti Hassan. The serial kisser and Casanova of Bollywood Emraan Hashmi is also there. The music of the movie is not much impressive and the performance is a mixed bag. Ajay Devgan excels in portraying the Indian man on the verge of 40 getting hooked to a younger woman in office. Emraan Hashmi plays the role of sex crazy average Indian youth chasing pretty girls whenever possible with perfection. However, Shruti Hassan appears too cold and her skills fail to impress much. The other two actresses fare better though.

The director who made a name for making realistic films seems to rely and borrow elements from his old hits to often. While in Page 3 the side story involving a gay actor was put in commendably, here he makes a spoof of the sensitive subject by presenting a sex crazy pansy character. Omi Vaidya’s performance in ‘Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji ‘reminds one of his Chatur act in 3 Idiots to an extent.

The humor element in Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji works only in parts and the director’s maiden comedy venture just falls short of the mark. It has opened to average collections in multiplexes though the trade experts say the collections will pick up.

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